Samuel Hinkle IV

Shelbyville, Kentucky

Sep 23, 1947 – Jul 10, 2019 (Age 71)


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Samuel D. Hinkle IV, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, July 10, at his home. He was born on September 23, 1947 in Lexington to the late Samuel D. Hinkle III and Jane C. Hinkle.Sam worked as an attorney in Louisville for Stoll Keenon Ogden. He was a founding partner of the firm's Louisville...

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There are so many great memories of Sam. Most involve his saving me from myself or others. But the one I keep remembering is the question he asked over lunch one day just after my first grandchild was born and his children were still young. I have been told that having a grandchild is even better than having a child. How can that be? I can't imagine anything better than when my children were born? I answered, You have all the joy of the birth and the added joy of seeing your child experience...

I was privileged to have Sam as my best friend for 65 years. We were both in the same grade in Shelbyville Ky public schools and shared a friendly competition, although Sam was by far the better athlete and possessed a sharper mind than mine. I have spent many happy days with Sam and his parents as they took me along to the exciting world of the Keeneland and Fasig Tipton horse sales. Sam was also my personal attorney and confidant for many years and provided sage counsel in many knotty and...

I remember running on the track team with Sam in 1964. Though we were not close friends I will always remember him and his mom. I would venture to say that many of of his exceptional character traits came directly from his mom, a strong and straight shootin' level headed woman that would not be pushed around! RIP Sam.

I have fond memories of being Sam's teammate in extempoaneous speech competitions.